Revealed: How Buratai’s letter foiled Sunday Igboho’s escape to Germany




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The Lead agitator for the actualization of ‘Yoruba ’, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as and his wife, Ropo, would have successfully fled to Germany, on Monday.

But the swift of Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf (rtd.), aborted the ‘discreet journey’ of the Yoruba ethnic campaigner, in the Benin Republic. PRNigeria exclusively gathered credible intelligence that , a past Chief of Army Staff (COAS), the ‘main’ brain behind Igboho’s arrest. Igboho fleeing Nigeria to the European via Benin after he had been declared wanted by the Department of State Services (), last month. The self-acclaimed secessionist leader’s house in Ibadan raided during a clandestine operation by a combined team of operatives and men of the . Though Igboho escaped during the raid, 12 of his men and a lady, were arrested. They have since been in detention.

An intelligence of Nigerian extraction in Benin, on Tuesday, told PRNigeria, in confidence that, swung into action immediately Igboho declared wanted by a Nigerian intelligence agency. “The ex-Army Chief knew that Igboho has the only option of first fleeing to any neighbouring African country sharing borders Nigeria. And as Nigeria’s ambassador to Benin, which shares several borders Nigeria, he could not be caught napping,” he said. According to him, it in the penultimate week that tinkered the idea and then wrote the government of the Benin Republic. Said the intelligence : “Gen. Buratai insisted on the arrest and extradition of the self-acclaimed Yoruba secessionist leader. His secret letter to the Benin government was delivered the Nigerian Embassy in Benin lookout, asking them to be on the lookout for Igboho.” That same Buratai’s letter, according to another intelligence who spoke to PRNigeria, was instrumental to the arrest of Igboho and his wife at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, the largest city in the -speaking country. “Igboho was arrested in Cotonou on Monday night while he tried to travel.

He was already at the airport a passport. The immigration officers suspected the passport and so they stopped him. In the process, they discovered he was the one, and arrested him,” he said. Before he was appointed, the Nigerian ambassador to Benin this year, Lt General Buratai was Chief of Army Staff since 2015. He had served as Force Commander of the then reconstituted Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTNF) in 2014 under the auspices of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and the Benin Republic. His operational deployments included Observer at the Verification Mission in Angola, Op HARMONY IV in the Bakassi Peninsular, OP MESA, Op PULO SHIELD, Op SAFE CONDUCT, MNJTF, Op ZAMAN LAFIYA, and Op LAFIYA DOLE. By PRNigeria